Ever wanted to find out which integers were the post popular and most used by people everywhere? Well, someone has now done a study on humanities most popular. You better check the Java Applet and see how popular your PIN is. :)
The empirical study titled The Secret Life of Numbers was created by Golan Levin, et. al. was commission by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., and was funded by The Greenwall Foundation.
The study can be tested and examined online using a Java applet to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. Some of the results are interesting and are presented in a graph-like pattern.
Anyone seen the film Pi (1998) by Darren Aronofsky? This film is about a mathematician’s obsession with finding a numerical pattern in the stock exchange. Perhaps all he needed was this Java Applet?
More info on The Secret life of Numbers study can be found here.